Why support the World Development Movement?
We are not another overseas aid organisation but natural campaigners with a focus on tackling the root causes of poverty.
Just as activists stopped the slave trade we can end global inequality.
- Change begins at home. By challenging unjust policies we end practices that hurt developing countries.
- Small but perfectly formed. Our small, dynamic team will use your donations efficiently and achieve dramatic global change.
- Giving a voice to the poor. We work directly with activists in the global south.
- We succeed. See how
Please donate to support our work and put an end to global inequality.
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WDM is an increasingly influential movement of people, committed to finding solutions to the root causes of world poverty. I respect them because they are not afraid to deal with the issues head on. Join me by supporting WDM."
- Benjamin Zephaniah
We've had some amazing campaign successes over the years. Here are some examples:
2011 After concerted lobbying by WDM supporters, French oil company Total postpones plans to mine tar sands deposits in one of the poorest regions of Madagascar.
2010 As a direct result of WDM’s water campaign, the EU allocates €40 million to support twinning arrangements between public water utilities in poor regions of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific and wealthier European countries.
2005 The UK government claims it will end the practice of making aid conditional on sensitive economic policy choices, such as trade liberalisation and privatisation.
1999 The IMF announces proposals to link debt relief to poverty reduction - a key demand of our 'Stop Sapping the Poor' campaign.
1997 WDM convinces multinational Del Monte to allow trade unions on its banana plantations in Costa Rica.
1994 WDM's High Court victory over the government stops the squandering of £234 million of aid on the Pergau dam in Malaysia.
"By supporting WDM, I know I am helping to tackle the root causes of poverty. WDM challenges the global injustices which are perpetrated by the rich at the expense of the poor."
- Andrea Stearman, Kent
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World Development Movement
66 Offley Road, London SW9 0LS
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